Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour
Morning Fix: Black Friday Music Discounts; Myspace Plans Analyzed; Bon Jovi Tour


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BLACK FRIDAY PREVIEW: BRAND-NEW RELEASES FROM P!NK, CLARKSON, ALDEAN, PITBULL, MORE AVAILABLE FOR $5 & $7: It's beginning to look a lot like a $5 Christmas. According to circulars, $5 offers at Target and/or Walmart include the latest albums from Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Rod Stewart, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean, Pitbull, Usher, Chris Brown, Adele's "19" and others. It's interesting to note that Sony Music Entertainment seems to dominate the circular space, although the Universal Music Group also makes a good showing.
Billboard.biz

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BUSINESS MATTERS: MYSPACE RELAUNCH PLAN IS OPTIMISTIC -- MAYBE TOO OPTIMISTIC: A PowerPoint presentation about MySpace posted at Business Insider shows the company has an incredibly ambitious plan to turn around the social network. But the plan may be too optimistic. The presentation has a handful of red flags - including wanting to sprint before it can crawl…
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BON JOVI ANNOUNCES 2013 TOUR, FAN-FRIENDLY PRICES: Bon Jovi's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before service fees in every city. The AEG Live-promoted tour begins Feb. 9 in Uncasville, Conn., and will play mostly arenas in North America, though there are several stadium shows on the route.
Billboard.biz

RADICAL.FM, SWEDISH STREAMING START-UP, TAKES AIM AT SPOTIFY'S CROWN WITH AD-FREE MUSIC: Sweden, the country that brought the world Spotify, is spawning another free on-demand music service via Radical.fm. The Stockholm-based company, which launched last year as a radio streaming service in Sweden, on Tuesday is adding an unlimited on-demand and curated streaming radio service that's not only free of charge, but also advertising-free.
Billboard.biz




ROLLING STONES, ENDEMOL UNVEIL BAND'S FIRST-EVER APP: The Rolling Stones and TV producer Endemol, in partnership with promoter Dainty Group today unveiled the global launch of the band's first-ever app. The free Rolling Stones Official App is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations. The app features interviews, ticket contests, photos, videos, and, in the paid-for portion, content shot specifically for the Stones' upcoming tour. The app will later allow fans to vote for a track to be played at a concert.
The Hollywood Reporter



INGROOVES FONTANA LAUNCHES
ARTIST SERVICES DIVISION: INgrooves Fontana has announced the creation of INresidence Artist Services in the US - an in-house artist marketing and promotion division.
The unit will provide select INgrooves Fontana clients with access to product management, radio and video promotion, sync licensing, online marketing, publicity support and sponsorship services.
Music Week



CASH MONEY RECORDS CELEBRATES 500 MILLION SONGS SOLD WORLDWIDE:
Cash Money Records announced it has sold 500 million songs worldwide. We're proud of every one of our artists and their contribution to our legacy," Co-CEO and Founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams said in a statement. "What's most humbling is the global reaction to our story. Slim and I built this label from the ground up and seeing our brand connect with people across borders, culture and language makes us appreciate every one of our fans worldwide."
Billboard Staff



JOURNALISTS ABOARD RIHANNA'S WEEKLONG '777' TOUR RISE UP, SPIRAL INTO MADNESS:
Billboard.com's Erika Ramirez is on a continent-hopping seven-day trip with Rihanna and 250 journalists and fans that is taking in concert stops in Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London, and (finally) NYC, where the trip will conclude today. We catch up with her as the tour -- which includes sleep deprivation, confusion, angry journalists, a streaker, time in a detention center and little access to Rihanna -- seems to be taking its toll...
Billboard.biz


R KELLY'S 'TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET' ON BROADWAY? Is Broadway ready for Twan, Sylvester, Pimp Lucius and "the package"? R. Kelly thinks so - and says he's working to bring the wacky characters and plotlines in his even wackier "Trapped in the Closet" series to the Great White Way. The superstar announced on Monday night that he's had an offer to bring the cult classic to the stage, and he may even be in some performances.
Associated Press



BILLY SCOTT, 1960S, '70S HIT R&B SINGER , RIP: Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott has died in North Carolina at age 70.
Scott died from pancreatic and liver cancer Saturday at his home in Charlotte. In 1966, Scott and his wife Barbara began recording as The Prophets. Their first gold record was 1968's "I Got the Fever." Other hits included "California" and "Seaside Love" as the Georgia Prophets. The group recorded a number of hits in the 1970s in the beach music genre, a regional variant of R&B. Scott was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Associated Press


HEADLINE OF THE DAY: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT DUETS WITH RUBBER SANDWICH IN LONDON

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